Last Big Part!

Today Mackenzie picked up the seat. The last part that really finishes the bike off.

Stan the Leather Man of Hackney Road was the culprit of the great work upholstery work. Will definitely be using him for future work!

Sorry for the bad quality pic! Shall be replaced soon with a better one!

And there she is! In all her 14 months of growing glory! The finished view!

The boys a small list of things to do now. Cables, speedo etc. 
Oh! And get it running ... . .

Wiring Complete

Today a huge sense of relief filled Mackenzie. The bane of most vehicles - Wiring. The bike was dropped of to the wiring Guru that is Steve Hallam of Baron's Speed Shop in Croydon. 

Two weeks later it was all done and ready to pick up. Such an unbelievable standard of work, so neat and tidy that will last forever.

All is covered by the seat and/or tucked away in the headlight bowl.

Bike will look super clean. This level of work could never been matched by Mackenzie, especially in two weeks!

Massive thanks to Steve, will definitely see you again with the next project!

Next up the seat! Seat has been completed by Stan the Leatherman and will be picked up shortly!

The Trip Out 13'

So here it is, today we go ourselves ready for the second round of The Trip Out. Unfortunetl neither boys could go on their bike of choice due to lack of time to work on their bike. Luke hoping to go on his BSA B40 and Mackenzie on his new build.

However Mackenzie managed to convince Luke's boss at Zues Customs to borrow their beastly creation. A Suzuki GSX 750 bratstyle. Mackenzie was over the moon!

So the CC boys met up with their friend Felix to meet up further with Reino of The Black Skulls and The Great Frog Jewelry.

Motorway Map Check!

After a ride through London, motorways, Reino losing a silencer and a trip around a round about several times they Finally got there.

Was great to see this chap in his lawnmower powered hot rod again!

After setting up camp and having a look about a sweet BMW R60 Flat Tracker was seen opposite. Never seen that done before.

After a further look about the sweetest rides from all over appear.

Eat Dusts perfect Ironhead Chop

The perfect combo, the XS Root Beer Bobber in the back of an American Flatbed

All welcome here, check this awesome scooter chop's paintwork, insane!

Such a beast!

Cool little metal flake buggy

Dream Machine!

Wonderful custom and resto bikes

Such a great array of Hot Rods and other cars

Now the party begins!
WARNING: Large beer consumption, bikers and music allow small amount of any decent quality pictures!

Great to see the Mayan Dancers again!

Alcohol and bikers lead to strange events!

However groggy you may feel, making up to this sunrise over such a great collection of vehicles and company makes it all worth it

The Trip Out is honestly on if not thee best event of a bikers calender, it is now unmissable. Such great company, bikes and people.

So till 2014 Trip Out!

Seat pan #2

So not being 100% happy with the already made and powder coated seat pan, the boys decide to make a new one from fiber glass.

A quick prep up so to not get resin everywhere.

Being the ace bodgers, the base layer came out surprisingly well.

Of course, Mackenzie got side tracked with other "work".

Only one layer could be made as resin become scarce. A few more layers, a clean up and a quick paint and its ready for upholstery.

This Saturday its off with wiring guru Steve Hallam. Then its just a couple of days to get it running right! Scary shit! Keeping it tight with a tonne of pressure .. .

We have a roller!

So today the boys got really busy. Assembled pretty much everything in view. Main thing was to get it rolling for easy manoeuvrability. 


Then all wiring components were addressed to get it ready for wiring. 

 Ignition starter switch, headlight switch, regulator and CDI all neatly fits in. 

An ingenious idea to gain a few extra millimetres (it counts in this instance!) for the teeny weeny indicator buttons was thought. Luke suggested to embed them through the levers as well as the bars. Now it's even cleaner!!

Not much to do now!

More progress

So today the boys did some more assembly and tying loose ends up. 

The tank and mudguards were sanded down and lacquered with other bolt on parts were added on (foot pegs, brake lever etc.).

The underside of the mudguard was sprayed with stone chip for protection. And to be honest looks quite good black underneath!

The one off bespoke brake lines were made up. 

The rear wheel was put on too.

Mackenzie's view hopefully soon!

Just needed now is the late delivery of the fork seals and its rolling! 

Seat is next on the agenda to be covered whilst its off for wiring. 


So today Mackenzie and his Dad went to pick up the parts from Maldon powder coaters. With it all in the back of the van, Mackenzie just could not wait to tear the bubble wrap off and get building!

The boys apologise for the lack of photos. Excitement took control and building had to be done!

All finished off in a satin black. Not to everyone's taste but Mackenzie couldn't be happier!

Now small details have to be dealt with such as machining out the new sprocket, waiting for the fork seals and having the shock assembled (they tried and it went horribly wrong which included paint chipping and Mackenzie sulking). Once that's done it's a rolling chassis!


Whilst waiting for the powder coated parts to be finished Mackenzie received a little hope lifting gift.

The log book has arrived! All legal now with all the major alterations told. That's a big relief!

The big deadline!

Since the boys attended the first ever tripout last year (without bikes sadly) they were desperate to attend the next one on two wheels. Preferably something self custom and self built. 

However the deadline is nearing and with only 46 days left, shit is getting real!

The CC boys will not take defeat as an option so will be working like mad to get it finished! 

Prep for paint

Today's post will be the first post EVER without any pictures!! How boring I know!

With a surprise mention of someone going to the powdercoaters the boys took the opportunity to get it there. So all was stripped, metal was prepped (weld filled, sanded etc.) and all was boxed and labelled. 

(Insert pictures of a frame and parts)

Other parts Mackenzie took home to sand clean and lacquer bare metal parts.

The logbook was also altered and sent off to the dreaded DVLA. All included correct vin and engine numbers and paper work so all should be fine. Fingers crossed anyway!!! 

Brake master mounted

Today was the final day to mount things and what not before dissembling the bike for powder coating prep (clean all welds etc.). 

It was a bit tricky but the boys came up with a solution. As always! It was to be mounted on the down tube with a clever little cable guide modified from a few different cable and lever parts. 

The brake reservoir will simply bolt into the same fixing as the tank fixing.

A little bit of final welding here and there before the we can strip the frame and final weld the tricky underneath bits. 

Next up, disassemble the whole thing and organise paint, seat makers and wiring! 

Last bit of metal fab

The first small electric housing box made up was discussed and then decided it was to go. Although it was a decent size, the ignition switch was to be housed there and it simply wouldn't fit. 

With a bit of heat it sure did come out!


Once the box was out, a quick clean up of the frame rails and some new metal was required. 

A simple net shape was for the new bigger box. Then small slits were cut into the ridges for it all to be bent over and welded into a box!

Next up, that pesky remote master cylinder and it's reservoir is to be mounted!

Exhaust fab!

So today the boys fabbed the exhaust. With a set of pre bent bends bought, they set off to work. 
A cut down baffle was welded in to the original header to the joint that Haynes & Scott made. 

As a high level exhaust was wanted, a lot of ideas were thrown about. Then both decided it would look sweet coming through the mudguard. Yes through it! So a section was cut out to clear room for the pipe. Another baffle was also put in between bends. 

So here she is all her formed glory! A neat little bend down of the last section of pipe was kept too. 

Next up, odds and sods!

Seat pan completion!

So today the seat pan was completed. With the awkward high top mount of the shock, it protruded through the pan so a box was made to cover for easier foam laying. 

Next was to cut it out of metal. The transition from cardboard, to wood, to metal. 

It was was cut out, trimmed and mounted using the rear mudguard brace a front brace. Bolts were welded to the pan so a simple tightening of a bolt is all that is needed. 

The bike has now been moved back to Luke's workplace as it is nearly ready for paint!

A small box for the remaining wires and electrical components (regulator, CDI, relays etc.) was also fabricated. 

Next up, the exhaust!!

Seat Pan Prep

A very rough cardboard pan was cut out just to give a gauge for visual representation. Then used was the back of a late dissembled cabinet, this was perfect seat pan mock up material. 

A lot of ideas were throw around and due to the awkward high mounted top shock mount they were all needed!

In the end it was decided to cut a slot out for the mount do the pan could sit flush on the frame rails. To complete the pan a box will cover the mount. 

Mackenzie in full seat pan thought mode. 

Next up, seat pan measurement fine tuning and sheet metal cutting!